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[Asia, China, Singapore] The 54-year-old who ran a marathon four years after a quadruple bypass

Mr Hoon picked up smoking at the age of 17, starting off as a casual smoker. But he stopped... When he moved to China for work, however, smoking became a heavy habit because “everybody smoked” there and cigarettes were “so cheap”.
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Jan 14, 2018 15:53
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[Asia, India] Odisha: Pictorial warnings bring down smoking by 3.3 per cent

The pictorial warnings on packages of tobacco products seem to have worked well as the number of tobacco smokers in the State has come down. The prevalence of smoking has declined by 3.3 per cent in last eight years and only seven per cent adults, above 1
New Indian Express (in)
added Jan 14, 2018 15:27
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[Asia, Nepal] Tobacco control strategy launched

The strategy focuses on strengthening execution of existing plans and policies, utilising tax to finance development innovations, strictly enforcing legal provisions for tobacco control, creating supportive environment for tobacco-free generation and
The Himalayan Times (np)
added Jan 14, 2018 03:20
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[Asia, Nepal] Government launches Tobacco Control Convention Strategy

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health has launched the Tobacco Products Control Convention Strategy-2030 with the objective of reducing the tobacco consumption in the long term.
The Himalayan Times (np)
added Jan 12, 2018 14:00
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[Asia, India] Passive smoking remains a major concern, and we don’t realise that

Responding to queries for the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2 (GATS-2) conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), along with the World Health Organisation and the Indian government’s Ministry of Health, 23.9% of the respondents from Karnata
The News Minute (in)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:54
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[Asia, Israel] With a flick of the hand, app aims to help smokers kick the habit

Somatix, a New York-based startup founded by Israelis, says it has developed gesture analysis software that can keep track of users’ smoking habits and help them get a handle on their addiction. The software developed by the firm, which has an R&D cente
Times of Israel (is)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:33
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[Asia, India] Sharp decline in smoking, teens stay off cigarettes

Tobacco use prevalence in Karnataka has reduced by 5.4% in the past five years, according to Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2 (GATS-2) for 2016-17. Another key highlight is that more number of people use beedi and gutka than cigarette.
Times of India
added Jan 12, 2018 04:25
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[Asia, India] Anti-cancer activist raises alarm over young smokers

Serving hookahs in bars or restaurants with poor fire safety standards and no separate fire exits continue to be a grave safety hazard. He has pointed to its health hazards for youngsters and has asked for its ban under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco
Asian Age (in)
added Jan 12, 2018 04:19
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[Asia, India] 20 die of tobacco related diseases a day in Karnataka ; GATS-2 Survey

Atleast 20 people die in Karnataka every day due to tobacco related diseases with cancer being the main scourge, according to the latest Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS-2). Releasing the factsheet of the survey conducted by the Tata Institute of Social
United News of India (in)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:58
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[Asia] Will Israel ban tobacco advertisements?

the Knesset agreed to approve a bill banning the advertisement of cigarettes and other addictive tobacco products. On Tuesday, the Knesset gave the bill preliminary approval, paving the way for the legislative votes. The bill will place a general ban on
Arutz Sheva (IsraelNationalNews.com)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:14
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